Since the sun wakes up so darn late this time of year, my two work-week runs that I start around 5:30 have had to be run on the treadmill. What I really need to do is put on my layers and reflective gear and head outside anyway, but I haven’t yet gotten it out of the storage. So treadmill it is.
Early morning treadmill runs are actually kind of fun for me, thanks to a couple guilty pleasures. I love watching TV when I run, and early morning TBS shows are the best. Married with Children is the first show I watch, which I still find to be hilariously funny 15 years later. Oh Aaallll (said in Peggy Bundy voice) you crack me up!
Next up for my viewing pleasure is Home Improvement. This is a downgrade from what used to be in its timeslot, Saved by the Bell, but I’ll take it.
This morning’s Home Improvement episode was about neighbor, Wilson, and his beliefs UFOs and aliens. At first, Tim the Tool Man Taylor ridiculed Wilson and made fun of his beliefs. Then, after a little research, Tim himself, started believing UFO conspiracies.
It got me to thinking about my beliefs on aliens and extraterrestrial life forms. In my personal opinion, I think it’s somewhat naïve and centric to think that humans are the only life form in the universe. Heck, I actually believe there are other life forms in this galaxy!
What I don’t believe is that aliens have touched down on Earth, or at least touched down anywhere for the public to see. Perhaps the middle of the ocean, but not in some random field in the back of someone’s farm land.
Then I get to thinking about it a little too much, and realize it’s WAY too big for me to even wrap my head around
Apart from revisiting my beliefs on alien life forms, I did get a pretty good run in Thursdays call for speed work, and today’s speed work run was in the form of intervals. When I do intervals, I make it so it involves as little brain work as possible. Hey, I’ve got a TV show to pay attention to!
-0.0-.5 miles – warm up @ 6.0
*switch the distance to kilometers*
-one lap around the digital “track” @ 6.9
-one lap around @ 6.4
-continue this cycle until I run out of time and have to go home
Usually this cycle takes me about 5.0 miles, but today I was running late (forgot to get the coffee ready last night…doh!) and got in 4.25 miles. Good enough for me! I was good and head sweaty by the time I hopped off and headed home.
Home and showered, I couldn’t be more ready for breakfast!
The egg sandwich is a repeat of yesterday’s lunch – 1 egg 2 egg whites + a slice of white cheddar cheese + sriracha hot sauce. Yum!
And the little unappetizing looking blob (I just wrote blog) is a cherry Chobani container with some pumpkin swirled in. I swirled in the pumpkin as a last minute thought, which didn’t turn out to be the worst idea ever, but not the best idea ever either. I actually wanted some fruit, but it’s late in the week and the bottom crisper in the fridge is getting empty!
Have a great Thursday
Alien life: what are your beliefs? Exist? Not exist? Have they been to Earth? I think this stuff is SO interesting to talk about!